Samick Motherlode

December 2014

South by Southwest 2009: Keep Austin Loud


Guy Davis, Victorian Room at the Driskill
We dropped in to see a guitar-slinger named Guy Davis en route to another show. He’s one of those old school blues guys who stands up on stage with his 12-string Guild and lets the downtrodden songs filled with passion pour out of his soul and his pinky slide. We were fascinated by how closely his music resembled that of the old Delta masters. In addition to his slide work, Davis played a ’50 Kalamazoo Archtop, a Gold Tone resonator banjo, and what he told us was a 100-year old Vega banjo. Needless to say, we stayed for the whole set.